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Robert Richter

Every 2nd Wed at Alberta St Pub we record 5 NW Indie Artists performing a 30 minute concert for airing on the Local Roots Radio show heard every Sunday night from 7 pm to 9 pm on KMUZ-FM 100.7 in Salem and streaming live online everywhere at KMUZ.org. The first 90 minutes of the radio show are devoted to playing all original recently released NW Indie music and the last half hour is when we air the live recorded concerts.

To date we have recorded more than 130 concerts since our beginning several years ago. The artists that have performed have included Annalisa Tornfelt, Lewi Longmire and the Left Coasters, Redray Frazier, Ashleigh Flynn, Karyn Ann, Ara Lee, Kathryn Claire, Metts, Ryan and Collins, The Get Ahead, Haley Johnsen (upcoming in Mar) and more than a hundred other established and up and coming NW artists. The genres as well vary from rock to country to singer/songwriters. Nearly every concert is standing room only.

It has been called by the musicians who perform one of the best Indie Music Showcases anywhere. The live recording and appreciative audience makes for a unique experience for everyone. The recordings have been stellar and many of the artists have used the recordings on CD's and other links.

The cost has always been just $5 to get in. It always starts around 7 pm. In addition many of the best sidemen in Portland have performed at the series. Read more about our concerts at www.facebook.com/localrootsmusicnw

The series is run by volunteers who do everything from selling merch to working the door to the emcee. It is a music community event that continues to grow and entertain every month.

Skip vonKuske

"Years before occupiers arrived making it an international media headline, The Malheur Wildlife Refuge was home year round to all manner of animals and birds. Portland Cello Project's own Skip vonKuske created an original soundtrack to this film, documenting a year at the refuge, and will perform it live during the premiere screening at Alberta Rose Theatre on February 21st 7 PM. A portion of ticket sales benefit educational programs of The Malheur Field Station."



Donald Horn

I just submitted the Liza! Liza! Liza! calendar listing, but it would not allow me to put in our website. Can you do that for us?


It said it wasn't a valid website...but we use it everyday.


Don @ triangle

Pati deVries

I'd like to post the upcoming Rusted Root date on July 21 at Revolution Hall with Toad the Wet Sprocket

Matt Miner

Rock the Village: Rich Layton & The Troublemakers with special guest Jon Koonce

Friday, March 3, 7:00pm
O’Connor’s Vault
7850 S.W. Capitol Hwy.
Tickets: http://troublemakersmarch3.brownpapertickets.com

Matt Miner Presents and O’Connor’s Vault welcome roots rockers Rich Layton & The Troublemakers with special guest Jon Koonce to the heart of Multnomah Village, Friday, March 3 at 7:00pm.
Both Rich and Jon are dedicated "keepers of the flame" for American roots music. When they join forces, the fuse is lit for a night of high octane swamp rock, country, rockabilly and the honky tonk blues!

Rich Layton & The Troublemakers echo the sound of an East Texas roadhouse. With comparisons to such artists as Marty Stuart, Dave Alvin and JD McPherson, the band’s live shows take audiences for a ride from Sun Studios to Chess Records, and Muscle Shoals to Bakersfield. Rich's original songs thread seamlessly into the mix, weaving his Gulf Coast roots through tales of rock and roll redemption, harmonica-fueled and swampified.

Together a decade now, the band has released two albums, and performs at festivals and events throughout the NW, including the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival. Each summer, Rich joins Lyle Lovett as a special guest when The Large Band comes to town. Rich also has played on Portland tour stops by his friends Lucinda Williams, Dale Watson and the late Buckwheat Zydeco.

Jon Koonce is an Oregon Music Hall of Fame member for his early work with Johnny and the Distractions, and has just released his 13th album, The Lost Cause. Since the seventies Jon has built parallel careers fronting rock bands and singing his own songs solo on acoustic stages across the country. His gritty blue-collar approach to rock carries over in his solo work with strong unabashed statements about right, wrong, truth and justice, supported by clean, clear energetic guitar work.

Information: mattminermusic@gmail.com.

Gordon Lee

Hi Music Lovers!
The Gordon Lee Quartet with Warren Rand, Carlton Jackson and Tim Gilson will play original and classic jazz Thursday, Apr 27 at Arrivederci in Milwaukie 7:00-10:00. It'll be a groove.

Liz Bacon Brownson

On Sunday, June 24th at 4 PM, join Resonance Ensemble for BODIES, as they celebrate gender identities, sexualities, and the LGBTQIA community’s work toward civil rights and understanding. This concert is in partnership with Pride Northwest and is an official Pride NW event. (For more info on this partnership check HERE for the official announcement)

Resonance Ensemble’s 2017-18 season is inspired by the events of this time of intense political and social upheaval, and aims to reflect the world we want to see: people coming together to gain new perspectives, and to be moved by our shared humanity. This inspiration merges beautifully with the mission of Pride Northwest - an organization dedicated to encouraging and supporting positive diversity, and educating all people by developing activities that showcase the history, accomplishments and talents of the LGBTQIA community.

BODIES features compositions and performances by LGBTQIA artists, including a selection from Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard; Dominick DiOrio’s The Visible World, a work about marriage equality from diverse historical perspectives; and a selection from composer Laura Kaminsky’s work As One, written for mezzo-soprano (Beth Madsen Bradford) and baritone (Damien Geter), which depicts the experiences of its sole transgender protagonist, Hannah, as she endeavors to resolve the discord between herself and the outside world.

Other special guests include:

Stephen Marc Beaudoin (Executive Director of Maryland Symphony and long-time Resonance Ensemble member), singing pieces by gay composers on the theme of PRETTY
Portland writer and Resonance Poet in Residence, S. Renee Mitchell, performing an original work written for BODIES
Vakare Petroliunaite, singing a poignant arrangement of Harold Arlen's Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Debra Porta, Executive Director of Pride Northwest
Portland's beloved pianist David Saffert

Julia Adkerson

The Hoxton, Portland will be opening its doors for a sneak peek at the hotel. Friends and neighbors will be the first to experience the hotel through a series of special events. Details below!

Monday, October 29th
· 12- 2pm: Pretty in Punk with Solabee
· 12-5pm/6-10pm: Ground Kontrol Lobby Arcade + Tourney
· 9-10:30pm: You Can Sit w/ Us with Blossom

Tuesday, October 30th
· 12-4pm: Iconography with Rosewater Tattoo
· 9-10:30pm: You Can Sit w/ Us with Chanti Darling
· 9-11pm: S1 presents Sound Collage: Workshop and Performance

Wednesday, October 31st
· 12-2pm: Voodoo Doughnut Workshop
· 3-7pm: Pixie Pups with Pom Pom Social: A Puppy Costume Contest
· 8pm-12am: Monster Mash: Happy Hox-o-Ween

Thursday, November 1st
· 11am-12:30pm: Enthusiasm is Everything with Jason Sturgill
· 5-6:30pm: Stimuli: Design For The Senses with Duane King
· 5:30-8pm: Wy’East Run Club
· 9-10:30pm: You Can Sit w/ Us with The Last Artful, Dodgr

Friday, November 2nd
· 11am- 12:30pm: On She Goes presents: Showing Up and Standing Out
· 6-8pm: She Bop presents: Carnal with Amory Jane – A Sexploration
· 7-pm: OMSI: A Stargazer Dinner
· 9-10:30pm: You Can Sit w/ Us with Amento Abioto

Saturday, November 3rd
· 9-11am: The Science of Relaxation with Kait Hurley
· 10am-2pm: Treat Yo Self! Haircuts and Beard Trims with Bishops and Golden Hour
· 7-11pm: Sole of Oregon with Pensole
· 9pm-12am: You Can Sit w/ Us With Natasha Kmeto and Shannon Funchess DJ

Sunday, November 4th
· 12-2pm: Wake Up! Yoga and Brunch with Bibi McGill
· 5-8pm: Church of Film – Brit Takeover

For more information please click here! (https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-hoxton-portland-17774775519)

Vakare Marshall

Sunday, June 9th, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Cerimon House 5131 NE 23rd Avenue, Portland


INTENSIVE CARE tackles a situation many face. One in 100 babies is born with a congenital heart defect. For this concert, we reflect on all whose early days of parenthood are different than envisioned-with babies born early, babies sick, babies lost. Often invisible stories, they are also stories mixed with hope and transformational love.

In this concert, we give the West Coast premiere of Stephen Caldwell’s Pre-existing Condition, composed to honor his own son’s birth with a congenital heart defect. Caldwell sets original texts about his experience, as well as tender poetry by ee cummings.

The concert also marks the release of our debut album, LISTEN, including the world premiere recordings of Melissa Dunphy’s LISTEN, setting the courageous Senate testimony of Anita Hill and Christine Blasey Ford, and of Renee Favand-See’s deeply personal Only in Falling, setting poems of Wendell Berry in memory of her beloved infant son Owen.

TICKETS: resonancechoral.org/intensivecare

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